Spider-Man To Exit MCU Following Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel
Marvel fans are glad to see Spider-Man enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe but sadly, it seems that his presence in the epic shared universe is just temporary.
Right now, the film rights to Spider-Man still belong to Sony, but Sony and Marvel Studios agreed on a deal to have the character featured in Captain America: Civil War, have Marvel develop the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, and to have Tom Holland appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
But now we learned that Spider-Man may no longer be a part of the MCU following the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
At Cinemacon (via Cosmicbooknews), the former chief of Sony Pictures, and Spider-Man: Homecoming producer, Amy Pascal, talked about the possibility of Spider-Man leaving the MCU:
One of the things that I think is so amazing about this experience is that you don't have studios deciding to work together to make a film very often.
In fact, it may never happen again--after we do the sequel.
Because Sony and Disney and Marvel all decided that the right thing to do was to allow Peter Parker and Spider-Man to be in the MCU, and to work with the Marvel guys and have them produce this film, and I think that was a very rare thing for three companies to do and a very brilliant thing for them to decide to do because there are only so many stories that you know you can tell again and again and again about Spidey, and this is something that we would never been able to do in any other way. So, it was a very selfless thing that was very smart on the part of all the companies.
Her statement follows the news of Sony developing their own Marvel Universe not connected with the MCU and the Marvel Studios. Sony recently announced a Venom movie and a Black Cat and Silver Sable film are in the works, and were originally thought not to include Tom Holland's Spider-Man, but following this reveal, it seems that we'll see him focus on Sony's universe after the Homecoming sequel.